Sunday, January 23, 2022
(RNS) - This week’s photo gallery includes the annual March for Life, protesting Buddhists in South Korea and more. The post Photos of the Week: March for Life, Buddhists in South Korea, MLK appeared first on Religion News Service.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall on Friday (Jan 21) for the March for Life, an annual anti-abortion rally that this year took on a triumphant tone as attendees looked forward to a pending...
(RNS) — Thích Nhất Hạnh, the Zen monk and long-time Vietnamese political exile who was a prominent global Buddhist spiritual leader renowned for his advocacy of individual responsibility for such worldly concerns as the environment and nonviolence, has died. Called...
(RNS) — The Texas rabbi who survived a hostage-taking at his synagogue last Saturday gave the closing remarks at an online White House briefing Friday (Jan. 21), with an impassioned plea for civility and toning down heated rhetoric. “I am...
(RNS) — A Presbyterian pastor, the Rev. Angela Williams, sees it as her calling to do ministry supporting reproductive justice — helping houses of worship break the stigma around “our sexualities and reproductive lives.”  That stigma is often driven, she...
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The gunman who held four people captive at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended with the hostages escaping and an FBI tactical team rushing in was killed by multiple gunshot wounds, according...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly will be heading to Rome as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The U.S. Senate approved Donnelly for the position in a voice vote Thursday. President Joe Biden nominated Donnelly for the...
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis pledged Friday to provide justice to victims of clergy sexual abuse, a day after an independent audit faulted his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, for having botched four cases of abusive clergy when he was...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The liberal group Catholics for Choice staged a protest outside Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Thursday evening (Jan. 20), projecting messages in support of abortion rights onto the building’s walls as an...
(RNS) — Despite a court ruling by Russian judges in October that seemed to endorse leniency for Jehovah’s Witnesses arrested after their faith was labeled “extremist,” a recent rash of sentences against members of the faith group has prompted...
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